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Unable to boot after removing battery

What happened? Something's strange with my computer. Just today, I had to do a battery swap. Like always, the system is always turned off when the battery is swapped. Before the battery swap, both ...
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Pausing / resuming Dropbox from the command line (Windows)

Is there a way to pause and resume Dropbox from the command line? I'm running Dropbox as a normal installation (no Windows Service) I don't want to KILL or freeze the Dropbox process. I want it to ...
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Need help on remote access on wondows 7 [duplicate]

i have installed an application in one windows 7 system and this application has multi user license. i want 3 different user to access this system simultaneously. How can I enable multiple users login ...
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Configuring Linux to use Windows proxy

I need a Debian box (without X) to use a Windows proxy server with authentication. Normally I can do this with the env variable: http_proxy=http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@PROXYIP:PROXYPORT ...
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Windows Command line get disk space in GB

I'm trying to create a batch file to pull the total size and free space of the C:\ drive of servers (locally run script). I also need the output to be easily readable, so bytes is not going to work, ...
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Remove quotes and auto-hyperlink when using Explorer's “Copy as path” context menu

I frequently use Shift+Right-Click and 'Copy as path' context menu. But when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path e.g. "C:\Folder\myFile.txt" After pasting it, it is really ...
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Running Batch files when a Pop up message appears from another app

I need to run a batch file when ever a particular Pop up message occurs. Basically I have a batch files, but I cannot directly call it from my application. but I can create a Pop up message from my ...
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Error downloading file with Internet Explorer using HTTPS

We recently have a problem with Internet Explorer when downloading files over HTTPS from one application. Suddenly it started to show this error Internet Explorer no puede descargar ${page} de ...
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Operating system crashing

I run windows 8 on my computer. Unfortunately, it crashes everytime after I download somethings from torrent. I have not kept any antivirus software apart from windows' own 'Windows defender.' So ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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How can I repair my hard drive without losing files?

In short. I have problems with accessing files on my hard drive. I also assume that it is not a hardware problem (it is more on the "software level"). I would like to know if there are ways (Linux ...
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Access denied when writing files to network drive

Cannot map network drives using 'net use' while elevated as an administrator is the previous question, and this is somewhat of a follow-up. So here's what I've done over the last few months: ...
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IF statement in batch file not working properly

@ECHO OFF PAUSE IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\NexphaseV6\ECF" ( ECHO Directory exists! PAUSE ) ELSE ( MKDIR "C:\Program Files\NexphaseV6\ECF" ECHO Directory made! ) PAUSE When I run ...
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Windows: add python scripts folder to path

On windows, I have some python scripts in a folder. How can I do to invoke a script without having to specify its full path? I tried adding the folder to the PATH environment variable but it's not ...
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Plotting a scatter plot with 2 text axes [on hold]

I will like to plot a scatter but for both x- and y-axes should be texts and not numbers. Does any has an idea how such a graph could be plotted. I saw such a graph in UN water report 2012. thanks
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Android on Virtual box RESET every time i boot

I have Virtual box 4.3.6 installed on my pc and I have done all things correctly in order to run Android Jelly Bean and KitKat (4.2.2 & 4.4). All things are right and after full installation of ...
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Set my program files to a different drive, and then removed that drive. Can't install programs anymore

I set my program files directory to H:\Program Files\ via regedit at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion DWORDS: ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) Then, I removed the ...
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How do I launch Robocopy with a scheduled batch file and not have the command prompt appear?

I'm using Robocopy to keep two hard drives constantly synced up. I've created a task which runs the following batch file: @echo off robocopy "D:" "L:" /MIR /Z /MOT:1 /MON:1 /XA:H /R:1000000 /W:5 ...
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Hard drive shows no files, has some space taken up

My laptop has a SSD and a hard drive. I have never used the hard drive, and until a few days ago, it was empty. Now, two files showed up on the hard drive (msdia80.dll and ...
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SSD connected to ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard not detected by Windows setup

Just built a new PC today and used the AsRock Z77 Motherboard. I haven't built a new PC in a long time, probably XP days. Went to install Windows 8.1 from a USB disk and Windows is telling me it ...
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Why do I have four free partitions besides by C drive?

I was about to partition my hard drive today when I found that in Disk Management I have four partitions other than my C: drive that have 100% free space. What are those partitions? Can I get rid of ...
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Install windows in a partition without OS, without formatting it

I have an HDD with two partitions, one with Win 7, and one with data. On the partition with Win 7, I want to format and install Linux, no problems there. But in the other, I want to install a fresh ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...
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How many physical processors does Windows 8 Support?

This article gives this comparison chart for the four Windows 8 Editions (Core is usually just called Windows 8). I notice specifically, about half-way down, the max physical processors is listed as 1 ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from creating system restore files and shadow copies?

I have noticed that my Windows 7 partition loses free space about half a gigabyte every day until there is no space left anymore. I can work around this by going to Disk Cleanup -> More Options -> ...
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How to kill a windows process in a cygwin terminal?

I have a problem regarding how to kill a process in Cygwin on Windows. I am completely new to Cygwin. But I have a task that I simply cant kill. I have tried issuing the following commands: kill 4568 ...
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How Does rsync access files unavailable to other processes?

I'm using cwRsync 3.1.0 to backup my Windows 7 Users directory. I recently learned that Windows 7 uses NTFS "Junctions" to maintain compatiblility with old apps looking to the prior system locations. ...
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How can I determine which process owns a hotkey in Windows?

Given a hotkey, how to find which program owns it? Perhaps any win32 utility, like Spy++?
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My laptop freezes when on battery?

So, first and foremost I have an HP2510p with 4GB ram running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (I had Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit before but the problem was there so it has nothing to do with the OSs). I also know ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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How to delete huge number of files on Windows

I have a directory that contains millions of sub-directories and trillions of files. And now I have to clear it. Saying trillion, I'm not talking about file size, but the number of files. I've tried ...
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Overwrite folders in google drive doesn't work ? Creates duplicates?

This is ridicolous issue. A basic thing like folder merging or file replacement (overwrite) does not exist on Google drive. I bought 1TB of space and I actually regret it cause Dropbox offers better ...
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How to launch the Windows Explorer shell after starting with a different one?

The following is a hack, but for what I need it for its fine. I created a C# program that shows some EULA text and has an Agree and Disagree button. I set the ...
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Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
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How to remove blank lines in .txt files

I want to change a text file's format, removing all blank lines. How can I do that? (2) 5. The function of the condenser is to: a) vapourise the liquid refrigerant b) change ...
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Should I use Git from Windows's command prompt? [on hold]

I am new to Git and learning it these days. I was installing git and it asked me to choose any of three option that whether I wish to use it through gitbash or through cmd and so on. I was confused ...
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Despite being able to run “javac” through the command line, “where javac” doesn't match anything. Why?

Here are both input/outputs: Running javac: D:\>javac Usage: javac <options> <source files> Running where on javac: D:\>where javac INFO: Could not find files for the given ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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Elegant way to terminate the VirtualBox VBoxSVC.exe process

How do we terminate all the vbox*.exe (e.g.: VBoxSVC.exe, VBoxNetDHCP.exe, VBoxNetNAT.exe) processes without using the OS process signaling tools (e.g.: taskkill)?
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Win7 keyboard isnt working

Win7 thinks my USB Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard is a mouse HID compliant mouse! It's plugged into USB 2.0 and I have Razer synapse (drivers)
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Script - How to check if a network path is available and then map it

I would like an screen saver / logon script that checks if a network path is available and then map it to a unit. If it is not available it disconnects/don't connect. Network path is ...
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Run Spyder as a ConEmu tab

Is it possible to run Spyder ([I]Python IDE) inside a ConEmu tab? I use Notepad++ as an external editor in Far Manager & it runs inside one since I've added -new_console to my external editor ...
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Custom Windows shell hosted on the network

We have a custom kiosk-style executable that we are using as a shell on Windows 8.1 machines. We'd like to host it on the network so that it's easy to update as desired. The problem we have is that ...
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How to add commands of windows to local shell of XShell 4

XShell is a very powerful tools to ssh remote computers such as Unix/Linux. And it has built some internal commands for you to run within your Windows. Xshell:\> help Internal Commands: new: ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Trigger an event when Computer is added to Active Directory

Maybe this is a dumb question, but i'm going to ask i anyway ;) I need to run a script whenever a Computer is added to my Active Directory. The easiest way to do this i figured, was to bind a task to ...
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What are Inbound and Outbound Rules for Windows Firewall?

Can anybody explain what are the inbound and outbound rules regarding Windows Firewall? What is their significance? Are they useful even when Windows Firewall is off?
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...